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Introduction to Editing Wikipedia

Introduction to Editing Wikipedia

Learn how you can easily contribute to the world's largest information source!

Participants will learn

  1. Learn how to edit existing Wikipedia articles in the Visual and WikiCode Editors, such as adding text, images, and references/citations

  2. Understand the rudimentary requirements for a subject to be admissible in Wikipedia

  3. Discover self-help materials to take their Wikipedia editing further

Librarian-Trainer

Michael David MILLER, Liaison Librarian for French Langauge Litertaure, Economics and LGBTQ+ Studies

Write to michael.david.miller [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Introduction%20to%20Editing%20Wikipedia)  with any questions.

Prior to the workshop:

Please complete the following tasks or readings: 

  1. Read the foundational principles of Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars 
  2. Create a Wikipedia account: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page 
  3. Take note of article criteria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
  4. Explore getting started tools on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents
Date: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 
12:00
Duration: 
60 minutes
Room: 
Online Workshop
Building/Location: 
via Zoom
Associated Branch: 
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Campus: 
Downtown Campus

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